Harry was extremely shy when he came out for his photo's today. He wasn't particularly interested in treats, toys, or anything really, but he obviously found a lot of comfort from being close to his new bestie, Elinor!
Harry has a very marked 'ridgeback' but nothing else about his colour or bodyshape gives us a clue to his parentage.
As a newbie to the Home, Harry is still getting used to the strange sights, sounds, and smells of his new environment. He was curious about toys, but didn't really want to play. It's understandable. Through no fault of his own Harry has been torn away from everything and everyone he knows, it can't be easy to find yourself abandoned to your fate, but hopefully there is a family out there who has a harry shaped space in their hearts and their home.
If Harry's owners don't come forward to claim him, he will be available for rehoming from 21st October. If you would like more info on him, Please phone the Dog's Home: 029 2071 1243 or visit Cardiff Dogs' Home, Westpoint Industrial Estate, Penarth Road, Open 7 days a week 10.30 - 4pm. Mon/Thurs till 6pm.
Got this lovely boy out for his first walk today, for a family who are very interested in him He was an absolute bundle of joy (bit bouncy) but hey I would be if had been in the kennels for 4 days! He was dishing out the kisses and cuddles in no time. No longer the shy and timid dog he was just a couple of days ago
I met Harry for the first time today, while I was out walking my two on Penarth Road. What a lovely dog! He was friendly and interested without being overwhelming. My lurcher is anxious around a lot of dogs but was wagging his tail when he saw Harry - he obviously picked up a good vibe from him.
As well as having a nice nature, he's also a really good looking dog. Anyone who gets to share their life with Harry will be really lucky.
I had the pleasure of walking Harry this morning and, as Garrick said, he was a very friendly boy wagging his tail at everyone with 2 legs or 4 legs, without being silly. He was full of a kind of puppyish enthusiasm about everything on the walk, really happy just to be out stretching his legs, he was pulling but it was manageable and he's responsive so no doubt will be fine with some lead training and regular walks. When I sat down for a breather he promptly jumped onto my lap and gave me licky kisses We did a couple of circuits round various paths on the mound and Harry did lots of sniffing and playing in puddles and climbed up onto the picnic table on the way back! There was no sign of any nervousness today so he seems to have settled well and I can't imagine him waiting long for a forever home with those looks and that happy affectionate personality of his
Harry was my fourth walk yesterday (I had overlooked him on the list) so it was actually lunchtime by the time we went out and when he came bounding out of the kennels I felt really bad for keeping him waiting He is such a gorgeous boy and so happy and friendly, yes he was a bit overly bouncy and pulling but he was desperate bless him (he peed practically the whole way down the lane so he must've been holding it in a while!). He loves his walks, and a bit of a run, and a good fuss. He wasn't interested in the treats I had but showed me his lovely sit anyway and proved that the Staffies aren't the only ones who like to climb onto the picnic tables Look out for the face licking unless (like me) that sort of thing makes you smile He had a really good sniff around the edge of the river and stopped for a while to watch a swan until it started hissing and he very sensibly moved on! This guy has it all - looks, personality, affection and a real enthusiasm for the outdoors.
If everybody could just not like this dog that would be great However that is IMPOSSIBLE if you meet him. You hear it a lot from walkers "if things were different I would have....!" But this is so true with me and this woofer.
He has developed quite the bromance with Trevor, and even met Bas today - the three of them walked for a bit and it was awesome. Harry is so happy to be out and about, HE DOES PULL... don't let that put you off at all... he's a dog, in a kennel.. he will pull.
The last three weekends in a row we have all gone out as a foursome and it's really nice to see him learn from Trev, interact with Trev and mirror Trev. The video today sums up how the walks go, we run, laugh and just have a great time! Loved that he even went in the water today too.